Geisinger Community Medical Center Opens New Gastrointestinal Suite


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In a procedure room in the new GCMC GI/Endoscopy Suite, from left, Laurie Oswell, RN; Charles Grad, M.D.; Edward Sherman, M.D.; Ann ‘Nancy’ Hiller, RN.


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SCRANTON — A new $1.7 million gastrointestinal (GI) suite at Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) opened Aug. 26, officially completing the last phase of the hospital’s $97.1 million renovation project.

The 12,000 square-foot suite – more than eight times the previous size – includes six preoperative bays, two private observation bays and 12 recovery units. Located on the hospital’s second floor, the new suite features state-of-the art gastrointestinal facilities, scopes that display high definition imagery on large screens for diagnosis, high-tech patient monitoring systems, electrosurgical capabilities and an upgraded information technology system to view, capture and store patient images and share reports with other clinicians.

The suite employs 10 gastroenterologists, seven registered nurses and three specialty-trained technologists. Procedures offered include endoscopies, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies and endoscopic ultrasounds in the diagnosis of digestive disorders and conditions.

For more info, call 844-703-4262.

In a procedure room in the new GCMC GI/Endoscopy Suite, from left, Laurie Oswell, RN; Charles Grad, M.D.; Edward Sherman, M.D.; Ann ‘Nancy’ Hiller, RN.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-Gastrointestinal.jpgIn a procedure room in the new GCMC GI/Endoscopy Suite, from left, Laurie Oswell, RN; Charles Grad, M.D.; Edward Sherman, M.D.; Ann ‘Nancy’ Hiller, RN. Submitted photo

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